Blue Claw Crab

Facts about blue claw crabs:

  • female blue claw crabs mate only once in their lives
  • blue crabs are classified as general scavengers
  • distribution: Nova Scotia to Northern Argentina
  • nutritional value:                                                                              83 Calories (100 grams, 3.5 oz.)
    18.1% Protein
    1.1% Fat
    .32% Omega-3
  • adult crabs are food for many sea creatures
  • can live for three years but most live only a year
Our favorite crab cake recipe from James Beard’s New Fish Cookery, 1976:        
                                                                                                                                         4 TBL butter
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup bread crumbs–unseasoned
1 pound crabmeat
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
4 TBL chopped parsley
Heavy Cream
Flour
Melt the butter in a skillet and cook the onion until just transparent. Add the crumbs and blend well, Mix with the crabmeat, eggs, and seasons. Add just enough cream to bind the mixture together. Shape into large flat cakes. Roll each cake in flour and fry in butter until nicely browned on both sides and cooked through.
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4 thoughts on “Blue Claw Crab

  1. I don’t know is I ever ate one…but their life seems so harsh…
    mate once in their life…woo…sounds like me…lol
    Jaye

  2. Sounds like a wonderful recipe. I wish I could try it, but I’m allergic to shellfish like crab, lobster and shrimp! A good thing I don’t live where those are staples in the diet. 😉

  3. Spent countless summer days of childhood catching the Blue Crab.

    No other crab can match the Blue for flavor and yum factor.

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